North county areas added to water restrictions list...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

August 29, 2002

North county areas added to water restrictions list

Residents and business owners across north Anne Arundel County - including Pasadena, Old Mill and Linthicum -must comply with mandatory water restrictions imposed recently by County Executive Janet S. Owens.

Owens announced expanded water restrictions Tuesday in response to an executive order by Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who tightened water limits for Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

Residents of the county's northeastern neighborhoods have had to limit water use since June, when a water pipe broke under the Patapsco River. Now northwestern areas of the county face restrictions, too.

Prohibited activities include the watering of lawns; the use of sprinklers or other automatic watering devices to water shrubs, gardens or trees; the washing of vehicles and paved surfaces such as driveways; the use of water in ornamental fountains; the filling or topping off of swimming pools; or the serving of water at restaurants or bars unless requested.

Only areas that receive water from Baltimore City in these ZIP codes must adhere to the restrictions: 21122, 21226, 21225, 21060, 21090, 21061, 21240, 21076, 21077, 21144, 20794, 20701 and 20724. Neighborhoods in southern Anne Arundel, or those with private wells, are not affected.

Owens forms committee to attract GOP voters

Democrat Janet S. Owens' re-election campaign announced the formation of a Republican steering committee to win GOP votes for the county executive. The announcement was made at a news briefing yesterday in Annapolis.

Members of the committee include former County Council attorney Barry Tate, who toyed with a run for county executive, and Leonard Blackshear, an Annapolis businessman and founder of the Kunta Kinte Foundation.

Blackshear said that Owens had demonstrated a willingness to work with minority business owners, and that it was only natural that that diversity translated to a political diversity.

Republican executive candidates Tom Angelis and Phillip D. Bissett had different takes on the Owens campaign move. Angelis said Owens was posturing to show that she has more power.

Bissett said the move was nothing new, and that he thought voters were sophisticated enough to see that it is nothing but a political trick. Angelis and Bissett will face off in the primary Sept. 10. The winner will challenge Owens in the general election Nov. 5. Owens is unopposed in the primary.

Businessman to run for council in Green Party

George Law, a Glen Burnie resident, has announced that he will run as a Green Party candidate for the Anne Arundel County Council in the 2nd District.

Law, 59, the owner of Law Brothers Hardware in Ferndale, said he entered the race because he wants to serve as an advocate for residents. He said he understands the importance of strong communities, a clean environment and economic stability.

Two candidates are running in the Democratic primary: incumbent Daniel E. Klosterman Jr., a Millersville accountant, and Paul T. Flakler, a business owner from Severn. The Republican nominee is C. Edward Middlebrooks, who served on the council as a Democrat from 1990 to 1994 and was in the state Senate as a Republican from 1994 to 1998.

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